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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Amarillo TX

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Fleetwood Chiropractic
(806) 359-9451
3503 Wolflin Avenue
Amarillo, TX
 
Downtown Athletic Club
(806) 324-5402
320 South Polk Street
Amarillo, TX
 
Adams Street Chiropractic
(806) 374-0446
821 West 9th Avenue
Amarillo, TX
 
Awakening Spirit Massage
(806) 463-3260
4164 Business Park Drive
Amarillo, TX
 
Clenney Chiropractic
(806) 352-2976
3701 Olsen Boulevard Unit D
Amarillo, TX
 
Betsy Franks RPT
(806) 374-6060
1620 South Polk Street Rear
Amarillo, TX
 
Amarillo Family Chiropractic
(806) 379-8004
1005 South Jefferson Street
Amarillo, TX
 
Aigaki David District Of Columbia
(806) 376-8875
706 South Monroe Street
Amarillo, TX
 
Bell Hillside Shopping Center
(806) 354-2789
5901 Bell Street
Amarillo, TX
 
Affordable Massage Therapy
(806) 355-7299
4005 West 50th Avenue
Amarillo, TX
 

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a group of heart disorders in which the walls of the ventricles thicken. Usually, any thickening of the muscular walls of the heart is from the muscle's reaction to an increased workload.

Risk Factors

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is often found in:

  • People with a birth defect

  • In adults with acromegaly (from excessive growth hormone in the blood.)

  • People who have pheochromocytoma (a tumor that produces adrenaline.)

  • People with neurofibromatosis, a hereditary condition.

    Here is the chain of effects that leads to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy:

    1. The heart becomes thicker and stiffer than normal.

    2. As a result, the heart become more resistant to filling with blood from the lungs.

    3. This leads to back pressure in the lung veins.

    4. This, in turn, can cause fluid to accumulate in the lungs.

    5. The person, as a result, becomes chronically short of breath.

    6. As the ventricle walls thicken, they may block the flow of blood, preventing the heart from filling properly.

      Symptoms

      Symptoms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy include:

      • Faintness

      • Chest pain

      • Palpitations produced by irregular heartbeats

      • Heart failure with shortness of breath

      • Sudden death may result from irregular heartbeats

        Diagnosis

        Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually diagnosed from physical examination. It has a characteristic sound that can be identified by an experienced physician through a stethoscope. 

        The diagnosis is confirmed by further testing, if necessary, from:

        An echocardiogram

        Electrocardiogram (ECG)

        Chest x-ray

        Cardiac catheterization may be necessary if surgery is being considered.

        Prognosis

        About 4 percent of people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy die each year. Death is usually sudden. Death from chronic heart failure is less common.

        Treatment

        The objective of the tr...

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